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Berkeley Boot Camps

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Berkeley Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development; 24-week, part-time courses in data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech) and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and technology project management courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL and Git.

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  • AB
    Student • UX/UI • San Francisco
    Jul 03, 2020
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    UX UI Bootcamp - dont waste your $$$

    It is a joke - don't get ripped off for $12000.

    - The instructor has not prepared any slides and is unaware of the course / slides content coming up in the class. This makes a horrible impression of the course and creates frustration amongst all students.   - For each activity / homework - he is not aware of the content (it seems we are all reading it together)  - The instructor plainly reads through the slides whi...
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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Jul 10, 2020

    Thank you for your feedback, AB. We regret to hear you are unsatisfied with your boot camp experience.

    From your review, we understand that you are not satisfied with the instructional support you have received. Our program has an intensive, multi-part vetting process for instructors, requiring a minimum of three years' experience as an active practitioner in the tech industry — however, we understand that not all teaching styles resonate with all students. In order to ensure quality instruction, we measure instructor success based on participant feedback, video audits of their teaching, and student engagement.

    While our curriculum is regularly updated based on market demand, we want individuals to graduate with the necessary skills to quickly learn new technologies and skills on their own, especially as the technical job market is always changing. Our team is continually updating our course material and instructional support to ensure individuals have the best learning experience possible, so we truly appreciate your input. Your cohort was delivered via our virtual classroom due to COVID-19, for the health and safety of students. We are confident that our course can be delivered successfully through this online format, but we understand that this required some initial adjustments and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    We sincerely care about all our students and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further to provide any additional support you may need at this time. If you would like, please contact us directly at (510) 306-1218. We wish you all the success moving forward! 
  • Einstein
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    Mar 30, 2020
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    WEB DEVELOPER

    The bootcamp was overall good and the teachers had excellent teaching skills. It was our responsibility to obtain the necessary supplies in order to be fully equipped during the war( coding challenges). I had noticed one thing, maybe others didn't. We had some brilliant minds that they were really sharp when they had to solve a coding problem but most of them they had lack of creativity (97.3 per cent). The system unfortunately chooses really good coders instead of evaluating other aspec...
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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Apr 01, 2020

    Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you had an overall positive student experience and benefited from our instructional team. Like you mentioned, trying not to limit yourself is a great mindset to adapt and help you succeed throughout the program. We're always working to optimize our boot camp offering, so feedback like yours is extremely helpful. Congratulations on graduating! Our entire team wishes you all the best as you continue forward.
  • Jessica Brush
    UX Designer • Graduate • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (San Francisco) • San Francisco
    Oct 19, 2019
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    Full Stack Immersive SF

    This was a fantastic experience. As a design professional seeking to pivot my existing career into one focused on tech, this course was an eye opening and transformational experience. The skills I learned directly contributed to my being noticed by hiring managers who might have overlooked my resume in the past.  I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to augment an existing career with web development experience. However, for students who are looking to work as engineers this cou...

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Oct 21, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Jessica! We're happy to hear you had a positive student experience and successfully learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development. Congratulations on completing the course, we truly appreciate your recommendation! Our entire team is rooting you on as you continue moving forward.
  • Lena
    Data Analyst • Student • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Belmont) • San Francisco
    Feb 20, 2019
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    New career in data

    I benefited a lot from the data analytics and visualization full-time boot camp. I didn't have any programming knowledge and doing this boot camp instilled was a great first step for me in building a new career in data. What the program does exceptionally well in is the career support after the program ends. I dedicated a lot of my time attending career coaching sessions, technical mock interviews, and applying the advice and guidance the career coaches gave me and I managed to land a data...

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Feb 21, 2019

    Thank you for your review, Lena! We're happy to hear you benefited from the curriculum and enjoyed our career services assistance. Congratulations on graduating and landing an analyst role! We're rooting you on in all that you do. 
  • David
    Lead Analyst • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco) • San Francisco
    Feb 15, 2019
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    Underwhelmed - Data Analytics Boot Camp

    TL;DR: Not worth it for the vast majority of potential students.

    An opening disclaimer: UC Berkeley Extension licenses this boot camp from an outside company. So don’t be swayed by the UC Berkeley name re: quality of education. This same curriculum is also used by the University of Denver, Rutgers, and who knows how many other schools. This review is also specifically for the Data Analytics and Visualization boot camp. Their other courses might be bet...

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Feb 22, 2019

    Thank you for your review, David. As you noted, UC Berkeley Extension has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the Berkeley Data Analytics Boot Camp. UC Berkeley Extension is deeply involved in the curriculum and outcomes of each of our classes, routinely meeting in conjunction with TES to monitor the learning experience and performance. Our curriculum is strategically engineered using extensive market and employer research on the most in-demand skills for the industry, and we are constantly making optimizations to the course material as the industry evolves. Both Berkeley and TES are completely dedicated to transforming individuals' lives.

    We're happy to hear you found our instructional team to be helpful and knowledgeable! While we wish that all of our instructors could teach multiple cohorts throughout the year, as we only hire individuals who are active practitioners in the industry, their full-time career commitments can make this difficult. While your particular instructor may not be teaching the current class, we have an intensive vetting process for our instructors, requiring a minimum of three years of professional experience in the industry. UC Berkeley Extension vets every instructor that teaches in our boot camp programs, with fewer than 2.5% of all screened candidates selected.

    It is great that you enjoyed the company of your classmates and made lasting connections. But, we understand you may have preferred more experienced classmates. While our program recommends two years of related experience, it is designed to help individuals with varying levels of proficiency. It's our mission to help as many hard-working, aspiring data analysts' as we can and we commend all those who truly commit to the course and to launching their careers — regardless of their prior knowledge or professional backgrounds. We do have a three-part admissions screening process to make sure that those who commit to this course will be set up for success.

    We regret that our career services did not live up to your expectations. While we do not secure direct employment for our students, we empower them the best we can with the necessary tools and support for entering the job market. Like you mentioned, we do provide several support services including technical interview training, portfolio reviews, resume/social media profile support, online Tech Talk panels, and one-on-one meetings with the Career Director. Our career services curriculum is designed and evaluated based on local demands and the input of local employers, to ensure our students are best positioning themselves during the application and interview process.   

    We understand that you would have liked to spend more time covering fundamental mathematics and experimental design on clean data, and less time on front-end web visualization. As this program is centered around both data analysis and visualization, we do dedicate time to JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js) as our research has found that these skills make our students more well-rounded and competitive. Our course is designed to provide students with the skills and abilities to quickly learn new concepts and tools on their own (as the technical job market is always changing). We believe this methodology, and covering a wide range of topics at a macro level, helps individuals learn how to problem-solve and self-teach — keys skills in the data industry. We truly appreciate your feedback as our curriculum is frequently updated to ensure that it is aligned with the latest market needs.

    We're always looking for new ways to expand our services to best serve the needs of our students, so we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (510) 306-1218. 
  • Hannah
    Feb 14, 2019
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    Full Stack Web Development

    This is a great class! It's fast paced, but covers all the material needed to build out amazing projects. The instructors are fantastic, and the TAs are very knowledgeable. Plus, there are tutors for extra help. Highly recommend!

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Feb 14, 2019

    Amazing, Hannah! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and found our instructional team to be so knowledgeable. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! We wish you all the success moving forward.
  • Takahiro Kawaguchi
    MBA Candidate • Graduate
    Nov 03, 2018
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    Full Stack Web Developing

    Covers through HTML5 & CSS to React framework.

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Nov 05, 2018

    Thank you for your review, Takahiro! We're glad you enjoyed our full-stack curriculum and are looking forward to both your graduation and final project in a few weeks.
  • Denis
    Graduate • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco) • San Francisco
    Oct 26, 2018
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    UC Berkeley Data Extension Data Analytics

    The focus of the course is extremely tilted towards Web development... absolutely not what I expected from a Data Analytics program.

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Oct 29, 2018

    Thank you for your feedback, Denis. Like you mentioned, our Data Analytics program does cover several fundamental skills, such as Python programming, databases, and front-end web visualization. Our curriculum is frequently updated to ensure we are covering the latest market demands in the region. We have found the integration of this knowledge base to be essential in real-world data analytics roles. We would love the opportunity to provide you with any additional support and further discuss your student experience. If you would like, please contact us directly at (510) 455-5867.

  • Grace Houghton
    Graduate
    Oct 17, 2018
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    Color Me Enlightened.

    Be me, complete coding noob turned coding aficionado in 12 weeks.  

    This class blew my mind like a category 5 hurricane. If you take this class,
     make sure you're on hella coffee or Red Bull because the curriculum is fast, and that's the only way you are going to last.  
    You learn the basics of coding as quick as a flash. 

    That said, enter Professor David Hallinan. 
    One in a million? More like one a googolplex.  Armed with a plethora of knowledge, he is the comp...

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    Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps

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    Oct 17, 2018

    Amazing, Grace! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're thrilled to hear our program successfully helped you learn the fundamental concepts of web development. You're completely right that the course is fast-paced, so having a supportive team is pivotal — we also agree that David, Shani, and Kim are fantastic. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best as you move forward!
  • Mark M.
    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
    Jun 13, 2018
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    I Made the right choice

    I took the Full Stack immersive(full time) at the UC Berkeley Extension. This program was, quite honestly, way more than what I was expecting.  And that's a good thing. The material was really comprehensive and well presented. The curriculum for this program is adjusted to reflect what technical skills are currently sought in the job market.

    To get the most out of this program you should basically clear your schedule and be prepared to put in a lot of after class time(80+ hours a w...

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    Shani Burdette of Berkeley Boot Camps

    Student Success Manager

    Jun 18, 2018

    Thank you for your review, Mark! It’s our goal to provide a comprehensive learning experience to all of our students, so it's great to hear you saw this reflected in the program. Like you mentioned, the course does require a significant amount of additional hours outside of class to master the concepts, so we commend you for putting in the hard work. Our instructors and TAs are extremely passionate about student success and we're happy you had a blast in class - we also think David is amazing! Congratulations on graduating and best of luck in all your future endeavors.
  • Nicki
    Graduate • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco) • San Francisco
    May 16, 2018
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    If you are a woman, look into Hackbright

    I just finished the UC Berkeley Extension Data Analytics and Visualization 6-month bootcamp and here are my take-aways:

    Pros: Awesome and knowledgeable instructor; a LOT is covered so you are constantly learning; you learn data science specific tools, which wouldn't be covered in a fullstack engineering course.

    Cons: Perhpas too much is covered and it becomes overwhelming and difficult to explore any particular tool in depth; the cost - it really should be about half of wha...

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    Jayson Beagley of Berkeley Boot Camps

    Student Success Manager

    May 29, 2018

    Hi Nicki, we first want to congratulate you on your dedication to this rigorous program! Thank you for taking the time to share your student experience with us, as we consider each review an opportunity for improvement. We know this is an immersive course and like you mentioned, it is fast-paced and time-intensive, requiring hours of supplemental work and studying outside of the classroom.

    Our program prides itself on teaching students how to learn, providing a strong foundational skillset to be able to master additional data concepts and tools post-graduation. While we do cover a wide variety of topics at a high level, this foundation of knowledge allows individuals to learn how to problem-solve and self-teach, a key skill needed in a data analyst's career. We do find that as the course progresses, students become more and more confident in the knowledge they have learned and feel empowered to apply their skills in the professional world after the program. However, we are constantly working on improving our curriculum to ensure students are successfully able to learn the most valuable and in-demand technologies.

    It is our goal to support students throughout the entire boot camp journey through in-class assistance, office hours, tutoring sessions, and other channels like Slack, phone, and email, but we regret that you felt that the support you received was not what you needed, particularly following the departure of your TA. Your Career Director did provide your cohort an in-depth job search workshop focused on data roles following graduation, as well as an Employer Competitive Resources sheet. Did you find these to be helpful? We understand you would have preferred a more tailored career services experience, and while we do customize our Career Services by programs, we sincerely appreciate this feedback as it helps us improve and ensure we are meeting our students' needs. We strive to set clear expectations and provide individualized support through technical interview training, portfolio reviews, resume/social media profile support, and more, but we are continually refining our career services to best help students prepare for the job search.

    The student experience does not end upon graduation, as it is our goal for all students to leave the program feeling confident in their new skills and prepared for success in the job search. We would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to learn how else we can support you at this time, whether through additional learning materials or career support. Please reach out to me at (510) 306-1218. We wish you the best of luck as you move forward in your endeavors!
  • Joe Faulstick
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    May 06, 2018
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    The Coding Camp was superb!

    I recently graduated from the 24 week, part-time Full Stack Web Development course offered by Berkeley. Overall, this course was an incredible value for me. Our instructor, a veteran in the industry, brought a lot of real world experience to the class while teaching us while both of our class's TA's made the learning process enjoyable and easy.

    I walked away from the course with a well rounded skill set in front-end and back-end technologies along with a renewed confidence to conti...

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    Shani Burdette of Berkeley Boot Camps

    Student Success Manager

    May 08, 2018

    Thank you so much for your review, Joe! Congratulations on graduating, we applaud all of the hard work you put into learning these valuable skills. It made our day to hear that you found the curriculum well-rounded and competitive with today's latest technologies, and that you enjoyed your instructor, TAs, and the program as a whole.

    We understand that you would have preferred more scheduling flexibility for some aspects of our career services, and we sincerely appreciate this feedback as it helps us to improve and ensure that we are meeting our students' needs. We strive to set clear expectations and provide individualized support through technical interview training, portfolio reviews, resume/social media profile support, and more, but we are also constantly refining our career services to best help students prepare for the job search.

    The student experience does not end upon graduation, however, so we look forward to continuing to assist you as you work 1:1 with your Career Director. We would also welcome the opportunity to provide you with any additional career support you might need, so please reach out directly at (510) 306-1218 if you would like to discuss this further. Once again, we congratulate you on your achievements and wish you the best as you go forward!

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Berkeley Boot Camps costs around $14,495. On the lower end, some Berkeley Boot Camps courses like Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time cost $9,995.

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Berkeley Boot Camps offers courses like Cybersecurity - Part-Time, Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time, Digital Marketing - Part-Time, Financial Technology - Part-Time and 4 more.

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